Friday, August 11, 2017

Tough Friday

I had a 46 year old cousin die this week.  His funeral was today.  A couple of years ago, he had pneumonia  which was viral, which went directly to his heart.  He developed congestive heart failure.
Diabetes followed, do did a foot infection, death came this week.  Tony left a mom, three sisters and two children, remember them in your prayers.   Right now in our area, pneumonia is rampant, scary stuff guys.

Jordan spent another day with us.  His school starts Monday.  He loves his teachers, he is excited.  But he is also looking at the calendar for fall break and Christmas vacation.  We had a great time with him.  Did I say he is has become a bottomless pit?  I swear, he ate most of the food in our fridge before he left for home today.  Swimming burns endless calories.

A better day for me.  Sometimes at work, my heart breaks.  Sometimes life breaks my heart.  Anger is not the answer for any of it.  This too shall pass.  My reaction is all that I can control.

Saturday is tomorrow.  Summer is zipping by. Get those grills going, enjoy the last few weeks, Labor Day is waiting and then fall zooms in.

Don't forget to be kind. Take the time to love and spread joy.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams.


  1. I'm so sorry, Jilda. Such a sad reason; most of us don't think about pneumonia causing such serious complications. I'll be praying you you and the rest of his family to find comfort in memories and each other.

  2. My condolences Jilda on the passing of your cousin. So young and with a family, how heart breaking for those who love him left behind.

    Anger is such a strong emotion and it takes a strong act of forgiveness to counteract it and it's not easy, I know. Anger is such a poison.

    Stay safe and healthy, pneumonia is scary stuff.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. It is hard to lose a cousin. Holding you and your family close to my heart ❤️ prayers for his family!